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KP-0078
Ken Paxton

Article IX, section 6.24 of the 2015 General Appropriations Act is in direct conflict with federal interpretation of federal law and is therefore without effect.|Article IX, section 6.24 of the 2015 General Appropriations Act is in direct conflict with federal interpretation of federal law and is therefore without effect in its attempt to draw federal funds into the state appropriations process.|Section 404.093 of the Government Code, to the extent that the Office of the Governor or the Governor's appointee receives funds in trust for the benefit of a person or entity other than a state agency, such funds may be deposited outside of the State Treasury in an account for which the Comptroller serves as trustee pursuant to

GA-0016
Greg Abbott

Available school funds appropriated in rider 38 of 2002-03 biennial appropriation to Texas Education Agency for internal costs and for external management of permanent school fund, whether contingent, pursuant to rider 90, on fund producing $150 million o|Available school funds appropriated in rider 38 of 2002-03 biennial appropriation to Texas Education Agency for internal costs and for external management of permanent school fund, whether contingent, pursuant to rider 90, on fund producing $150 million

GA-0378
Greg Abbott

Board of Dental Examiners, to the extent rider to appropriation of, attempts to require competitive bidding on contracts valued at less than $5,000, it violates article III, section 35 of the Texas Constitution|Rider that attempts to require competitive bidding on Dental Board contracts valued at less than $5,000 violates article III, section 35 of the Texas Constitution

GA-0776
Greg Abbott

Directive in rider to transfer funds from Department of Transportation to Department of Motor Vehicles is not an "item of appropriation"|Item of appropriation

GA-0777
Greg Abbott

Comptroller must determine whether transfer of funds to Health & Human Services Commission and Texas Workforce Commission in 2008-2009 biennium, and absence of that transfer in 2010-2011 biennium, results in a gain in overall funding to Texas Department of Transportation|Directive in rider to transfer funds from Department of Transportation to Department of Motor Vehicles is not an "item of appropriation"|Gain in overall funding to Texas Department of Transportation, whether transfer of funds to Health & Human Services Commission and Texas Workforce Commission in 2008-2009 biennium and absence of that transfer in 2010-2011 biennium results in a

GA-0947
Greg Abbott

Hearing fee, if state prevails, SOAH should bill private contractor for; if private contractor prevails, SOAH should bill state agency unless agency is listed in Rider 7c to SOAH’s current appropriation

DM-0081
Dan Morales

Financial statements, rider's requirement to file with one's board exceeds statutory directive and is therefore invalid|Rider that requires official to file financial statements with his board exceeds statutory directive and is therefore invalid

DM-0093
Dan Morales

Amend or enact general law, Central Education Agency rider contained in General Appropriations Act for 1991-1992 fiscal biennium attempts to and is therefore invalid under article III, section 35(a)|Amend or enact general law, Central Education Agency rider contained in General Appropriations Act for 1991-1992 fiscal biennium attempts to and is therefore invalid under Texas Constitution

DM-0116
Dan Morales

Texas Constitution, rider which requires Department to use standards, procedures, etc., of Department of Human Services contravenes|Department on Aging, rider which requires Department to use service standards, procedures, etc., of Department of Human Services contravenes Texas Constitution

DM-0145
Dan Morales

Invalid to the extent inconsistent with general law, rider concerning money reverting to Texas Department of Agriculture under agreement with United States Department of Agriculture|Rider concerning money reverting to Department under agreement with United States Department of Agriculture is invalid to the extent inconsistent with general law

DM-0346
Dan Morales

Liability insurance for state officers and employees, scope of rider regarding and whether purchase constitutes waiver of sovereign immunity (Withdrawn by Letter 7/31/96)|Liability insurance for employees purchased with appropriated funds, constitutionality and scope of rider regarding (Withdrawn by Letter 7/31/96)|Liability insurance, authority of Commission to purchase (Withdrawn by Letter 7/31/96)|Liability insurance for officers and employees, authority of state agency to purchase (Withdrawn by Letter 7/31/96)|Sovereign immunity, whether purchase of liability insurance constitutes waiver of (Withdrawn by Letter 7/31/96)|Liability insurance for employees, whether purchase of constitutes waiver of state's sovereign immunity (Withdrawn by Letter 7/31/96)

DM-0497
Dan Morales

Equal opportunity training by Commission, validity of rider mandating for certain state agencies and institutions of higher education|Equal opportunity training by Texas Commission on Human Rights, validity of rider mandating for certain state agencies and institutions of higher education

JC-0161
John Cornyn

Appropriated funds may not be used to attempt to influence the passage or defeat of legislation|Appropriated money|State agency|Federal funds deposited in the state treasury and appropriated to state agency are subject to state restrictions on the use of appropriated funds for lobbying|Prohibition on use of appropriated money to attempt to influence the passage or defeat of legislation applies to federal funds deposited in state treasury and appropriated to state agency|Lobbying restrictions on appropriated money apply to federal funds granted to state for use of Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities|Council for Developmental Disabilities may not use appropriated money to attempt to influence the passage or defeat of legislation

JC-0178
John Cornyn

Rider to appropriation for Department of Health that changes trauma care allocation formula is invalid as attempt to amend general law|Department of Health rider that changes trauma care allocation formula is invalid as attempt to amend general law

JC-0350
John Cornyn

Codification of certain riders as general law|Publicity and public relations activities, state agency may not use appropriated funds for|Across-the-board provisions recommended by Sunset Advisory Commission|Informing general public of Fund's activities and legal responsibilities, authority of Board to spend appropriated funds for this purpose|Informing general public of agencies' activities and legal responsibilities, state agency's authority to spend appropriated funds for purpose of

JC-0448
John Cornyn

Requirement in rider that city agree to Transportation Department's choice of location for border inspection station attempts to amend general law and is unconstitutional|Rider to appropriations act, constitutionality of|Border inspection stations, authority of Department of Transportation to choose location for|Rider in appropriation to Department requiring city to agree to Department's choice of location for border inspection station is unconstitutional for attempting to amend general law in an appropriation act|Collocate|Co-locate

JC-0578
John Cornyn

Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, Commission administers|Cathedral, constitutional question raised if public funds were appropriated to restore or preserve|Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, rider attempting to amend general law establishing is invalid under article III, section 35 of Texas Constitution

JM-1151
Jim Mattox

Amendment of general law regarding eligibility for optional retirement benefits for employees of institutions of higher education is unconstitutional|Rider in appropriations act regarding eligibility for optional retirement benefits for employees of institutions of higher education is unconstitutional because it attempts to amend general law

JM-1196
Jim Mattox

Exporters Loan Fund, rider to appropriations act limits source for payment of administrative costs|Exporters Loan Fund, interest earned by deposit of money in has not been appropriated to pay for administration of